By car WD18 0ER
From the North:
Join the M25 and follow until Junction 20. Exit and follow signs for Hempstead Road, follow Hempstead Road into central Watford. Follow the large roundabout system at the end of Hempstead Road and exit towards Rickmansworth A412. Follow this road for 1/4 mile and turn left at the end of the underpass. Go through two traffic lights and turn left into ‘The Hornets’ at the East end of Vicarage Road.
Alternatively, the following is advised- Leave the M1 at Junction 5 and take the A4008 into Watford. If on nearing the town centre you can’t see it on your left, just go around the inner ring road and you will soon spot it.
From the South:
Join the M25 and head north past M4/Heathrow, then past the M40 Oxford Exit at Junction 16. Take the exit at Junction 18. The slip road goes up to a bridge going across the motorway, turn left towards Rickmansworth. Head down into Rickmansworth until you arrive at a large roundabout near Rickmansworth BR station. Turn left here along the A412 towards Watford.
Follow signs into Croxley Green. Continue straight over at the two roundabouts past Croxley, then take the fifth right exit on to Harwood Road. Continue straight down, heading straight over the traffic lights, until you come to the end of the road. At the end turn left and you will now be on Vicarage Road, continue for a few hundred metres and you will see the ground on your right-hand side.
Approx 84 mls, 90 mins
There is no parking available for fans at the ground and street parking is exclusively restricted for local residents by way of matchday permits. Parking is not permitted in Watford General Hospital.
Watford town centre has several car parks, the easiest of which for access to Vicarage Road is Church Car Park on the inside of the ring-road, opposite the turn-off into Vicarage Road. All town centre car parks are within a ten-minute walk of Vicarage Road.
There are also some private match day car parks available at some industrial units near the ground, as well as the Watford Grammar School for Girls (WD18 0AE), which is close to the stadium and charges £10 per car and £15 per minibus. Around a five-minute walk away is Chater Junior School on Addiscombe Road WD18 0ND) which also offers parking at £10 per car. This car park opens 1 hour 45 minutes before kick-off and closes 45 minutes after the end of the match. Also, around a 20-minute walk away is Bromet Primary School on Oxhey Road (WD19 4SG) which costs £5. It opens two hours before kick-off and closes one hour after the end of the match.
Where to drink
The ‘Odd Fellows’ (previously called ‘Macs Bar’) in Fearnley Street is recommended It is a couple of hundred yards from the ground situated off Cassio Road and is clearly visible when taking the route to Vicarage Road from the town centre via Market Street. The pub is only a few minutes’ walk away from the away turnstiles.
Otherwise, the ground is in walking distance of the town centre, where along the High St you will find a few pubs including a large Wetherspoons outlet called the Moon Under Water, O’Neil’s and a Walkabout. Away fans should avoid the Red Lion, outside the ground.
By train and tube
The nearest station is Watford High Street, a ten-minute walk away from the ground. Watford Junction train station is about a 20-minute walk.
Train takes approx. 2 hours and £81-00 but splitting the ticket may be cheaper.
Directions from Watford Junction are as follows:
Leave the station and take the main road straight opposite (Clarendon Road) all the way over the Ring Road at the lights and up to the High Street. Turn left and go past the Wetherspoons (Moon under Water) on your right and then take the first right after 100 yards into Market Street.
Continue along again crossing Ring Road to T junction and then left at the chip shop.
Vicarage Road is the next right turn.
Watford also has its own London Underground tube station, which is on the Metropolitan Line and is situated just under one mile from Vicarage Road
Please check the cost and times of trains etc. All information is provided in good faith, but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors.